can I install concrete5 on windows server?

Permalink
can I install concrete5 on windows server? As
I have receiving a 404 error, and the URL is "/install/-/configure," mod _ rewrite is probably not enabled, while installing it on the windows server.

View Replies:
redhawk replied on at Permalink Reply
My suggestion is to set it up as a WIMP server rather than WAMP.

Use IIS7, php5.2.9 and MySQL5.1.37 and phpmyadmin 3.2.1

Alot of people don't like IIS, but native to windows and far easier to admin, JMHO.

Here's a link on how to set it up on Vista, but this process works exactly the same for Windows Server 2008.

http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-vista/how-to-create-a-windows-vi...
redhawk replied on at Permalink Reply
My suggestion is to set it up as a WIMP server rather than WAMP.

Use IIS7, php5.2.9 and MySQL5.1.37 and phpmyadmin 3.2.1

Alot of people don't like IIS, but native to windows and far easier to admin, JMHO.
redhawk replied on at Permalink Reply
My suggestion is to set it up as a WIMP server rather than WAMP.

Use IIS7, php5.2.9 and MySQL5.1.37 and phpmyadmin 3.2.1

Alot of people don't like IIS, but native to windows and far easier to admin, JMHO.
engelhk replied on at Permalink Reply
Did you resolve this issue? If So, How?

I am experiencing the same thing on an II7 shared hosting account. I get to a certain point and the Concrete5 install fails.

The URL that throws the error:
http://www.daytonyoga.com/concrete5/index.php/install/-/configure/...

The Concrete5 install instructions state " If you try and install Concrete5 and
receive a 404 error, and the URL is "/install/-/configure," mod _ rewrite is
probably not enabled."

I contacted my Hosting's tech support and they said to access "HTTP Redirect" through the IIS Manager; which I can do, however, what redirect rules would I set up?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Keith E.
elyon replied on at Permalink Reply
elyon
I've had good experiences installing in Windows 7. Depending on the version of the server, it may be easy, or a pain.

URL rewriting is a free add-on for newer Windows systems. Both PHP and URL rewrite can be installed through some automated add-ons from Microsoft. The URL rewrite module they have comes with a converter, so you can paste something like this:


RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !(index\.php)
RewriteRule .* index.php [L]



... and it will work out the rules for you. If your hosting provider is using an older version, they may need a third party addon, which may or may not be installed, or may cost you extra to use.

Personally, I think it's a lot nicer to enable IIS and install PHP, MySQL and URL rewriting yourself rather than using WAMP. I've had very bad experiences with all-in-one installs messing up MySQL on my system, or making it impossible to modify settings. It's stable and easy to do in Windows 7.

With hosting providers, however, most of the Windows hosts I've had to use (client's servers), have had horrible control panels, and been very finicky. This is probably more of a judgment on their providers than running a Windows server. Locally it's great, remotely its been a pain.

I don't know what your host is like, but most people are using Linux hosts ... mine is $10 a month for unlimited domains, email addresses, databases, bandwidth and storage space. The price is so low and its been such a good experience, I don't know why I would put up with something more expensive or finicky.

Hopefully these rules might help you, or hopefully your hosting is better than the other servers I had to deal with.
stephendmalloy replied on at Permalink Reply
stephendmalloy
Somebody has to say this.

The root of your problem is that you're using Windows. Period.
adajad replied on at Permalink Reply
adajad
Resurrecting the dead, are you? ;)

Anyways, I'm on a Windows machine running both IIS and Apache side by side. The IIS is only running to serve an ASP application.

I have no problems at all.